R | | Drama, War
Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.
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Several times when Corporal Upham is seen carrying .30 caliber ammunition belts just prior to and during the holding of the bridge scene, it appears that primers are missing. A closeup of Upham after he crosses the street to go up the stairs shows many of the cartridges on his right shoulder to have empty primer pockets. The shiny brass bottoms of the empty pockets are clearly visible on eight of them in a row. Most of the rest of the cartridges appear to have a white substance filling or covering the pockets.
The DreamWorks and Paramount logos play in complete silence.
On one of the Pay-per-view showings, several lines are cut. When the squad is going through the dogtags, Reiben notices many Italian-American soldiers and says "I swear all the guineas are gettin it," that line is was cut. Also, in the scene where Ryan tells Miller about his brothers in the barn, is cut. However on the next airing these scenes were not cut.
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$30,576,104 (USA) (26 July 1998)
$216,540,909 (USA) (15 June 2012)
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